Patient Comments: Urinary Tract Infections - Symptoms

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A Doctor's View on Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Symptoms

Read the Comment by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

For someone who is experiencing a urinary tract infection (UTI) for the first time (or if it has been a while since they have had one), the symptoms can be frightening. On the other hand, some people with a urinary tract infection may not experience any symptoms at all. In general, the most common symptoms of a urinary tract infection involve the process of urination. Read the entire Doctor's View

Comment from: Colleen, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: October 19

My urinary tract infection begins when I can't urinate, and pain in my fingers starts. I have to hold my fingers tight when I close them into my hands.

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Comment from: Phillips, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 23

I have lower back pain, mild pain in urination, and salty taste in my throat. I have been in pain for more than ten years. I have taken a lot of antibiotics for my urinary tract infection.

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Comment from: IpeeWithoutPain, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I have been dealing with urinary tract infection (UTI) ever since I was in my early 20s. It didn't matter how clean or how much I made sure I urinated after sex, I always got some type of UTI symptoms that required me to get some type of UTI treatment. I can't remember the number of times that I have had to take antibiotics because it feels like it's a monthly procedure and most of the time, it was the only way I got UTI relief. I had to figure out a way to not have to go the emergency room so much. It was getting very expensive. So I looked into taking something that would at make sure that my body wasn't getting worse while I waited for an appointment that usually took about two weeks. I tried a product called Cystex that had cranberry pills that really helped me to get to those doctor appointments. It got rid of the burning and pain and made sure that wasn't in a worse condition when I finally got there. Please, in my experience, make sure you take something if you aren't going to the doctor right away.

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Comment from: NormaJ, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 14

I started feeling bad on Tuesday with pain under my breast and in the middle. I thought it might be gallbladder. I was not able to get to my doctor until Thursday as he is off on Wednesday and I did not want to go to the hospital. So I went on Thursday to see my doctor and I was told he was running three hours behind. I said no, I can't wait that long so I went to the hospital. They got me right in! They did a urine test and said I had a urinary tract infection and my urine was very dark. They put me on Cipro, and I finally slept last night but I still have no energy.

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Comment from: Niki, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 08

I have been suffering from urinary tract infection and cystitis since I was 19 when I was student. I stayed in hospital for few days, the E. coli bacteria was the cause of it. They gave me antibiotics and since then I have had this problem at least 100 times (2 to 6 times yearly). It is an awful unbearable pain after urinating and it lasts from 3 to 10 days. I have never seen blood though. I have seen several doctors, sometimes there was the E. coli, sometimes there was no bacteria at all although I was in pain. Doctors always are giving me antibiotics (Septrin, Bactrimel, Ciproxin, etc.) which do not always work. I have noticed that taking antibiotics or not, the infection lasts the same period and symptoms slow down after few days. I have tried all type of medicine and natural treatments with no results (I am informed of all details about this disease and I take all protection to avoid it). So far my mother was also in the same pain all her life and I definitely think it may also be inheritable.

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Comment from: Shamima, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 14

I am experiencing a big problem. I get the urge to urinate frequently but when I go to urinate it does not happen. I am wondering if it is urinary tract infection.

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